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Correlational findings

Study Hinks & Davies (2008): study MW 2004

Public:
Household heads, Malawai 2004-2005
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 11272
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Christian/Islam/Traditional/Others
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 Religion
   a: Christian
   b: Islam
   c: Traditional religion
   d: Other
0 No religion

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-e DM = Christian    M=2,45       
Islam        M=2,37
Traditional  M=2,06
Other        M=1,95
No religion  M=2,28
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-e b = -,12 p < .05 Islam (vs not) O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-e b = -,2 p < .01 Traditional religion (vs not) O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-e b = -,31 Other religion (vs not)

Bs controlled for:
- individual characteristics
  - age
  - education
  - employment
  - marriage
    - status (married,divorced, wiwow)
    - polygamous (vs not)
  - religion
  - interaction religion-polygamous marriage
- household situation
  - size
  - consumption per capita
  - sick member
- local environmnent
  - consumption level
  - safety
    - atacked in the last year
    - feeling unsafe
  - rural (vs not)
  - hunger season
  - member of parliament lives in area

B unaffected by
- additional control for personal assets
- alternative controls for relative wealth